High School News

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14
Feb

Students’ papers presented at a Boreal Leadership Council meeting in Toronto

By: Elizabeth Beesley, teacher at The Element When we embarked on The Element Odyssey Trip this past fall, we made the transition from classroom books and pencils to canoe paddles and tents. However, from a science perspective we also made a fascinating ecological transition; we traveled from Ottawa’s Temperate Forest Biome to the grand Boreal […]

4
Feb

Le Nez

        Students of The Element performed the play “Le Nez” last week as a culmination to a five week drama session. In addition to learning their role, students  were responsible for all aspects of the play including set design, props, sound and lighting, hair and make-up and the program. The play was […]

20
Dec

The Element is all business

              As a part of the micro-economies program in The Element, students tested the viability of their businesses with a pre-holiday sale. The student businesses included two baking companies, a smoothie company, gourmet popcorn and crafts company. Sales were brisk and company supplies were quickly diminished.

17
Dec

Guitar Performance

      Every Monday since September many Element students have been learning guitar with Ben Russell who is a part of the group Bluestone. Months of hard work culminated yesterday in a performance for the Upper Elementary students. The Element students performed songs from a variety of artists including Neil Young, Goyte and John […]

10
Dec

Asian Ink Art

              As a part of our session on Asia, students in The Element have been developing their artistic skills in a three part workshop by SauLan Mo, a local artist. SauLan is teaching the students Asian Ink Painting. The final session of this workshop was completed on December 6th […]

2
Dec

Giving Students Ownership Over Science Labs

Science labs found in textbooks and used in schools are often presented like recipes where students follow a series of steps leading to a final product. The problem with simply following a procedure is that it doesn’t require students to think critically as they complete the lab. A simple method to improve student engagement and […]

29
Nov

The Element competes at the OISAA Volleyball Tournament

  The girls volleyball team travelled to Turnbull School to compete in the OISAA volleyball tournament on Thursday, November 28th. This was the first opportunity for the girls to play against an opponent. They lost their first match against Ashbury,  but served much better during the second match and won both sets against the host […]

25
Oct

Pumpkin Run

OMS Montessori was represented by 90 enthusiastic students at the OISAA  cross-country Pumpkin Run on Tuesday. Our Upper Elementary and Element students participated in a 1.5- 3 kilometre run, depending on their age. All of our students completed their age-category run, and some even participated in older age categories as well! The students have been […]

24
Oct

Equinox Summit: Learning 2030

For three days experts, advisors, and future leaders gathered together to develop pathways for promising initiatives in education with transformative potential. The gathering, known as the Equinox Summit: Learning 2030, brought in individuals from six different continents, representing diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. “Together, the group created a vision of a scalable, affordable, sustainable learning system for […]

18
Oct

Building Garden Beds

Over the next few weeks students will have the opportunity to develop their carpentry skills as they construct three new garden beds. The garden beds will be used to grow vegetables that will be harvested each fall. The harvested vegetables will become part of our cooking program and used in salads, soups and desserts.